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augmentation

Augmentation makes things bigger. An augmentation is also the amount something increases.

To augment is to enlarge something or to add to it. Augmentation is the noun for any process or amount that makes something bigger or greater. It often refers to a budget, curriculum, or some kinds of plastic surgery. The augmentation of the defense budget would increase the budget. The amount of the increase could also be called an augmentation.

Definitions of augmentation
  1. noun
    the act of augmenting
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    type of:
    increase, step-up
    the act of increasing something
  2. noun
    the amount by which something increases
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    type of:
    increase
    a change resulting in an increase
  3. noun
    the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration (usually twice the length of the original)
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    Antonyms:
    diminution
    the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
    type of:
    statement
    (music) the presentation of a musical theme
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